Musika had written, “#Shaft This Was One of The Toughest Projects We Have Had to Do Yet, Shout Out to Our Whole @musikafrere Team • **SWIPE** To See Original Mood Board #samuelljackson #menswear #movement #design.”
John Shaft had been created by Ernest Tidyman as the leading man in a few detective novels. Roundtree had played John Shaft in the Shaft film and the sequels, Shaft’s Big Score! and Shaft in Africa.
He then reprised this role in 2000’s Shaft film which had introduced Jackson as John Shaft II. Roundtree and Jackson will be reprising these roles in 2019’s Son of Shaft.
Production on Son of Shaft had started in February with Tim Story. When a reboot had been released in 2000, it received positive reviews. It was filmed on a $46 million budget, and this movie earned $107.2 million. There were rumors that a sequel was on its way.
The cast of Son of Shaft includes Regina Hall and Alexandra Shipp. Hall will play an ex-lover of the original Shaft’s and Shaft Jr.’s mother.
Shaft Jr. is now working for the FBI and is estranged from his father. He is determined not to follow his father but is forced to enlist his father’s help to take down a huge crime operation.
Son of Shaft will release on June 14, 2019.